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Starting point for endeavour in which maybe four succeeded, reportedly? (6,3)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

square one

Here is my best explanation:

'starting point for endeavour' is the definition.

'maybe four succeeded reportedly?' is the subsidiary indication.

'maybe four' becomes 'square' (four is a square number).

'succeeded' becomes 'won'.

'reportedly?' shows a homophone (sound like).

'won' sounds like 'one'.

'square'+'one'='squareone'

'in which' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for square one that I've seen before include "Back to . . . . . . . . . - at starting point with no progress made" and "back here after failure".)

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